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As recently as last week, the thought of a quarterback controversy in South Bend was rumbling around in the collective conscience of Notre Dame nation, as Tommy Rees relieved incumbent starting quarterback Everett Golson for a spell during the second half of the Irish's triple overtime victory over Pittsburgh.
Yet Golson quieted any doubters by putting on a spectacle of a performance against the Eagles on Saturday evening, completing 16-of-24 passing attempts for 200 yards and two touchdowns. The redshirt freshman also carried the ball 11 times for 39 yards.
Golson also showed tremendous awareness by not turning the football over, though the way he carries the football like a loaf of bread continues to be a point of consternation for Irish fans.
However, based on his performance, I'd say the starting job is his to lose for the remainder of the season.